Clwyd South MP Susan Elan Jones has signed up to the Department for Work and Pension’s Disability Confident Employer Scheme.
The scheme provides guidance for employees to encourage the recruitment and retention of disabled people and people with long term health conditions by giving them suitable employment opportunities, as well as adequate support in the workplace.
According to the Disability Living Foundation, one in five of the UKs population are disabled. In January 2016, the UK employment rate among working age disabled people was 46.5% compared to 84% of non-disabled people.
Susan Elan Jones MP who spent 15 years working for charities before becoming an MP said: “I’m very proud to sign up to this scheme, which ensures that people living with disability or long-term health conditions are given the respect and support they deserve in the workplace. My first job in the charity sector was for a disability organisation and I have a long-standing interest in how we as a society can ensure all disabled people reach their full potential.”